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Roxbury condo project will help start revitalization of shuttered bus depot

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation received approval for a significant mixed-use project in Upham’s Corner that will bring a range of housing at different income levels and 20,000 square feet of light industrial commercial space to the neighborhood.

MBTA seeks to ease budget strain with early retirement incentives plan

MBTA officials seek to trim costs by providing financial incentives for a number of experienced employees to leave. Some transit and labor activists raise concerns that the workforce already is too small and that if the initiative leads to more ...

More than 120 ninth graders compete in ‘Shark Tank’-style competition

BUILD Boston’s 5th annual Youth Business Plan Competition was held June 4th at Suffolk University and the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston. The competition marked the culmination of a year of hard work by more than 120 ninth graders and ...

Roxbury International Film Festival Celebrates global voices

RIFF will screen approximately 54 films, shorts and documentaries from across the globe in a wide array of genres. The current slate of films reflect and explore a broad range of topics from racism and diversity, to bullying, family dramas ...

Baking business success

Edna Etienne's bakery, now in a building she owns at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Babcock streets, is a gathering spot for the Haitian and Mattapan community. Many are drawn by the bakery’s specialty — traditional Haitian flakey ...

Indigo Block gets BRA nod

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation received approval for a significant mixed-use project in Upham’s Corner that will bring a range of housing at different income levels and 20,000 square feet of light industrial commercial space to the neighborhood.

With Success Boston, college completion rises, gaps persist

Eight years after the launch of the Success Boston coaching program, college completion rates have risen for Boston Public School graduates, but racial and gender gaps persist.

Jamaica Plain activists press Walsh on affordability

Mayor Martin Walsh’s Jamaica Plain coffee hour, held on the lawn of the Hunnewell Visitor Center at the Arnold Aboretum, began like any other of the regularly-scheduled meet-and-greets held throughout the city. But after Walsh’s opening remarks, the two dozen ...

U.S. working class increasingly diverse

Young people of color are likely to become the majority of the nation’s working class by 2032, according to a report released last week from the Economic Policy Institute. This would mark the nation catching up with a situation already ...

City Council votes down Walsh budget

City councilors unanimously rejected Mayor Martin Walsh’s budget proposal last week. Several said that as stands, the budget falls short of meeting the needs of residents, especially public school students and the homeless.

Boston shows support for Orlando shooting victims

City and state officials gathered with Bostonians on City Hall Plaza in solidarity with victims and survivors of the worst mass-shooting in recent U.S. history.

Duane Lee Holland Jr.

The Boston Conservatory has named its first-ever full time faculty position in hip-hop dance. Dancer, choreographer, singer, actor and director Duane Lee Holland Jr. will join the Boston Conservatory’s Dance Division and will teach electives for Berklee students beginning in ...

Glendora Putnam

Glendora McIlwain Putnam departed this life on June 5, 2016. Her life encompassed a fervent dedication to beliefs and causes related to civil rights, women, and the lives of African-Americans.

Retirement not an option

A new study estimates that “10.2 million workers ages 58 and older (43.8 percent) were employed either in physically demanding jobs or jobs with difficult working conditions” — with high older proportions of Latinos and African American workers, as well ...

Local influencers: Hakim Cunningham

Community organizer and Deputy Director of the Boston Workers Alliance Hakim Cunningham.